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    enoajnin FTW!

    Oh man, I can't stop giggling over that. Beiber chuks!

    Meanwhile, here's something more to think about:
    Life changing
    Last updated 05:00 29/09/2013


    Angela Crompton

    Glen Campbell's (centre with dog Kaz) brain injury has transformed life for his brother Scott Deans and mother Francie Vallance.

    Glen Campbell and his family's life changed forever when an aggressive neighbour smacked him on the head with a nunchaku.

    It happened 23 years ago but the 45 year old still thinks he is 21, has a five-minute maximum concentration span and needs 24-hour care.

    More than 90 people a day in New Zealand have a traumatic head injury and the effects can last a lifetime. Glen was left permanently retarded after emergency surgeons were forced to remove part of his brain to clear two blood clots caused by the assault. His assailant, meanwhile, faced an 18-month jail sentence but had it halved to nine months by admitting he had caused grievous bodily harm.

    Life for Glen's mother Francie Vallance and younger brother Scott Deans has permanently changed, too. Scott provides Glen with 24-hour care from Wednesdays to Saturdays; Francie from Saturdays to Mondays. Two other people work the 24-hour, Monday and Tuesday shifts.

    Each day follows a similar routine, Scott says.

    Glen is showered and dressed in the morning then served breakfast. Daily housework includes changing and washing the bed sheets he usually wets overnight. In the afternoon he might be taken for a drive to see a friend or go for a walk along the beach.

    Back home there is washing to bring in, tea to get sorted and an evening meal to serve. Then Glen is washed, helped into his pyjamas and encouraged to wind down before bed. He cannot concentrate to read, loses interest in television after five minutes and studying the computer screen causes headaches and sometimes seizures. Those occur regularly, Francie says, describing them as "petit mal" or "out-in-space moments".

    "We have learned not to try and bring him out. He has to do it himself."

    Francie, 66, used to be a caterer but says she feels more like a neurosurgeon after learning how to best care for Glen.

    He must be watched at all times. He no longer understands everyday dangers, like traffic on the roads or water boiling in the jug. Poor balance results in regular falls. "He's had some terrible crashes."

    Brain injury victims fall outside the support networks set up for people born with intellectual disabilities or who experience a mental illness, she says. ACC, however, has provided Glen with a house to live in and, through the Florence Nightingale home support agency, pays Francie, Scott and the other two caregivers to look after him.

    Glen also has a "wonderful case manager" who works hard not to let the distance between Blenheim and her Palmerston North base be a barrier.

    Francie is grateful for the guidance a nurse at Wairau Hospital provided 23 years ago and the close friends who have remained loyal and supportive.

    "But you lose a lot as well. They don't know how to handle it."

    BRAIN INJURY FACTS

    Ninety New Zealanders a day experience a traumatic brain injury, described as either mild, moderate or severe.

    Mild symptoms usually disappear after one to 14 days but sometimes continue for three to six months, liaison officer for the Nelson Brain Injury Association, Diann Brett says.

    Someone with a moderate to severe injury is likely to experience some physical, cognitive or behavioural disability. These can include: fatigue, mobility problems, headaches, speech articulation, swallowing difficulties, a loss of hearing, taste, smell, vision or touch, attention and memory problems, reduced problem-solving skills, language difficulties, cognitive inflexibility, emotional and behavioural problems, agitation, verbal and physical aggression and job loss/disruption.
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    Follow up on Pellitteri Sensei

    Initial Pellitteri post.

    Check out our latest ezine offering: When Nunchuk Skills Get You Busted: Nunchaku and the Law by Greg Lynch Jr
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    six and a half years

    The chucks in the photo look like nerf chucks.

    Hereford martial arts nunchucks and knife attacker jailed for six and a half years
    1:21pm Thursday 1st May 2014 in News


    Hereford Times: Nunchucks like these were used in the attack.

    A JEALOUS man has been jailed for six-and-a-half years after attacking a workmate in his Herefordshire home with martial arts nunchucks and a knife.

    Michael Judge, 44, wrongly suspected Sebastian Cieslinski was having an affair with his partner, Worcester Crown Court heard.

    His resentment against his workmate grew over a couple of weeks and on September 20 last year, he left work at lunchtime and went armed to his home in Old Hill Court, Hom Green.

    When Mr Cieslinski opened the door, Judge attacked him with the nunchucks and knocked him down, the jury was told.

    He then attacked him with a kitchen knife and kicked and punched him but Mr Cieslinski fought him off.

    Mr Cieslinski had bruising to his head, a black eye and a cut to his shin after the attack, the court heard.

    Judge, of Bell Green, Coventry, pleaded not guilty to aggravated burglary and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

    The jury cleared him on the burglary charge after deciding he had entered through the door and not through the window, as the prosecution had alleged, but found him guilty on the wounding charge.

    John Dyer, defending, said Judge had not been in any trouble with the courts for 20 years. He had four children and two grandchildren from relationships with three women.

    Mr Dyer said he had spent most of his life in Coventry but had been working for the National Grid in the Ross-on-Wye area for two years and had known Mr Cieslinski during that time.

    They had been friends and Mr Cieslinski had spent one Christmas with Judge and his partner when he could not get back to Poland.

    “He can’t explain why he suddenly became jealous with no justification,” Mr Dyer said. He spent two weeks “working himself up” against Mr Cieslinski, who was completely blameless.

    Judge had since split up with his partner of the time and had started a new relationship, Mr Dyer said.

    “He had everything to live for and he has lost it in 15 minutes of madness,” Mr Dyer said.

    Judge Michael Cullum said Judge had gone to Mr Cieslinski’s home with two weapons to attack him with the intention of causing him serious harm.
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    So does wielding = twirling?


    CUMBRIAN ADMITS MARTIAL ARTS WEAPON ATTACK
    By Ian Duncan

    Published at 11:51, Tuesday, 15 July 2014
    A 43-YEAR-OLD man has admitted wielding a traditional Japanese martial arts weapon and assaulting a man and a woman in Maryport.

    Rolland Caceres, who lives in Jollybeard Gate, in Alston, was arrested in Moorside Drive last year while allegedly armed with nunchucks – two wooden sticks connected by a chain or rope.

    He appeared at Carlisle Crown Court yesterday where he was due to stand trial but admitted the three charges before the hearing began.

    He also pleaded guilty to two charges of assault causing actual bodily harm.

    The hearing was adjourned until August 15 for background reports.

    Caceres was released on conditional bail and ordered not to enter Maryport or contact witnesses.

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    Two Bruce Lees

    ...and no numbchuks?

    Victim threatened by knife-wielding man who says he is Bruce Lee
    Posted: Jul 27, 2014 1:57 PM PDT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

    A 49-year-old man was arrested after police say he threatened another man with a knife after introducing himself as Bruce Lee.

    The incident happened Saturday in the 1000 block of Murfreesboro Pike around 2:30 p.m.

    According to an affidavit, 49-year-old Arsenio Avila began to yell at the victim while walking down the road, stating he had a backpack and that he was Bruce Lee.

    The victim told police he responded by saying he was Mike Tyson.

    Avila reportedly then put his backpack down and pulled out a 10-inch knife, walking toward the victim in a threatening manner.

    The victim as able to run away and call authorities.

    Once police were on the scene, officers stated they noticed Avila was heavily intoxicated. Avila also reportedly admitted to having a large knife but that he lost it. The knife was never found.

    Avila was charged with aggravated assault and public intoxication, as well as one count of unlawful possession after police say they found weed in his pocket.

    He was booked into the Metro jail on $8,500 bond.
    Good Samaritans stop ‘Bruce Lee’ in home invasion
    By Matt McNultyJuly 26, 2014 | 6:00am

    A home invasion in the Bronx was thwarted by some good Samaritans Friday evening, cops said.
    Police say Bruce Lee, 29, of Brooklyn, pushed his way into the victim’s home on East 190th Street just after 6 p.m.
    Lee tied up the victim’s hands and feet with duct tape and made off with the woman’s cell phone. jewelry, and money before fleeing the building, according to police.
    As Lee left, the woman was able to call for help while still bound by duct tape, and several neighbors stopped Lee and held him down while they waited for cops to arrive, police said.
    Cops said Lee was carrying an imitation gun, which he used to intimidate his way into the woman’s Bedford Park apartment.
    Lee was charged with burglary, grand larceny, robbery, and unlawful imprisonment.
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    I've long felt that, although obviously numchuks (nunchaku) can cause injury, IMO it's more likely to hurt the user if he actually tries to use it. Whipping them around at high-speed in the air, Bruce Lee-style, looks impressive, but actually making contact with a person or solid target can often ricochet it right back at yourself.

    In Taiwan, I had a classmate that also studied under my northern-style teacher. My teacher also practiced nunchaku (liang jie guen) on his own very well, and that's what he taught the kid. This young guy could/would only practice the nunchaku due to a leg deformity. He could not kick, punch/strike, etc., but he was very good at handling the weapon. He carried around a pair of steel nunchaku in his waistband that he made himself...they were well-made. And those are what he practiced with. To be honest, I still consider him, as far as manipulating the nunchaku, as the best I've ever seen anywhere.

    He claimed that one time some guy tried to rob him, and he used his nunchaku to KO the guy...first one simple forward flick to the hand holding a knife, then a second to the guy's head. I'm still not sure whether his story is true or not, but I suspect if he were lying, he would have embellished it more than saying he used two simple forward flicks. And I do believe he practiced hitting solid objects...his 'chuks had a lot of wear marks.
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    Trick or treat

    I feel for this guy. Maybe he was just trying to be Michelangelo from TMNT.

    Saturday, 08 November 2014 22:07
    Turlock Police Arrested Suspect with Nunchucks
    Written by Brandon McMillan - brandon@turlockcitynews.com


    Allen Barriga-Avila, 23, was arrested for possession of nunchucks. Allen Barriga-Avila, 23, was arrested for possession of nunchucks. Courtesy of Turlock Police Department

    Despite a rainy Halloween, there was no shortage of ninjas out and about during the holiday weekend.

    Turlock police arrested a suspect allegedly in possession of nunchaku, commonly known as “nunchucks,” shortly after midnight on Nov. 3.

    Officers contacted a male subject, later identified as Allen Barriga-Avila, 23, at approximately 12:50 a.m. on the 1800 block of Shadow Park Drive.

    Barriga-Avila had been reported as a suspicious person, reports the Turlock Police Department.

    Upon contacting Barriga-Avila, officers allegedly found that he was in possession of nunchucks, reports Turlock police. It is illegal to possess nunchucks under California Penal Code 16590.

    Barriga-Avila was arrested and booked.
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    Chucks & Road Rage

    Motorist arrested after pulling out martial arts weapon


    Hector R. Claudio

    Posted: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 1:41 pm

    CLERMONT – A 30-year-old man was charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly pulled a pair of nunchuks on a motorist during a road-rage incident.

    Hector R. Claudio was released from the Lake County jail after posting a $2,000 bail.

    According to an arrest affidavit, Clermont police responded to Walmart on Saturday after a man said his family was traveling in a car on U.S. Highway 27 when a motorist driving in an “erratic manner” wouldn’t allow their vehicle into the left-turn lane.

    The two vehicles stopped at the store and the motorist – later identified as Claudio – got out of his vehicle with a set of nunchuks, a martial arts weapon with two sticks connected by a chain. The husband said Claudio started swinging the nunchuks around and telling him to get back in the car or he would hit him with it.

    The husband got back into his car and Claudio went inside the store. Police waited for Claudio to come out of the store and he was arrested after admitting having nunchuks in his vehicle, the affidavit states.
    I guess we can add Donnie Yen/Ip Man to this list too....
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    If the following incident had occurred in most other places, this guy would have gotten clobbered and stomped by another passenger(s). Or if cops, they would've at least tased him, and probably a lot worse. In some areas he would be shot.

    I'm a bit surprised the HK cops are being so passive in this vid. One time in HK in the mid-80s, I witnessed three plainclothes HK cops behave in a highly aggressive, abusive manner toward a Taiwanese woman at a hostel. They were accusing her of associating with gangsters. I know all cops aren't the same in a city, but the obnoxious way those plainclothes cops acted gave me the impression that was business as usual in HK.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0KxVZqavrw&sns=em
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    Nunchakupedia 11.1.2 how to make magazine nunchaku

    I'm all over this!

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    Bear suit...

    ...with nunchuks....wait...what?!?

    Man in Bear Costume Hassles Actual Bears in Alaska


    By Alex Heigl @alex_heigl

    08/14/2015 AT 11:15 AM EDT
    Police in Anchorage, Alaska, are searching for a man in a full-body, "fairly realistic" bear costume who was seen harassing several actual bears feeding on salmon in a river.

    The Associated Press reported that "it wasn't immediately known what the man was trying to accomplish."

    Alaska Fish and Game Assistant Area Management Biologist Mark Sogge told the AP that the incident occurred at a weir (an artificial obstruction placed in a river and used to trap or count fish) in the Chilkoot River, where a crowd had gathered to watch a bear and two cubs feed on the salmon.

    The man, wearing a full-body bear costume, ran through the crowd, getting dangerously close to the cubs. A Fish and Game employee attempted to speak with the man, who refused to identify himself, telling the employee, "You have the license plate number. You figure it out," before driving off without bothering to remove the costume head.

    Troopers are investigating, and the man could face wildlife harassment charges. Bizarrely, spokeswoman Megan Peters told the AP, "This is not the first time we've encountered a man in a bear suit."



    That would be the above incident, captured on the now-canceled Alaska State Troopers reality TV show, in which a man in a bear suit was filmed resisting arrest. He was later shown to have a pair of nunchaku concealed in his bear suit.
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    Kept hidden for 37 years....

    Court punishment enough for nunchaku
    28th Aug 2015 8:21 AM



    MAGISTRATE Graeme Tatnell said appearing in court was punishment enough for a 52-year-old Scarness man found with nunchaku.

    Raymond Thomas John Polworth pleaded guilty in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court yesterday to possessing the weapon.

    The court heard the nunchaku was found by police after a search was conducted on August 8.

    Polworth purchased the nunchaku when he was 15.

    Mr Tatnell said Polworth due to Polworth's age and lack of criminal history, appearing in court was punishment enough.

    "It's just amazing this type of offence - you can buy the weapon but you cannot possess it," he said.
    Wonder what inspired the initial search.
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    Another one gets away

    Maybe these are examples of good days for wannabe Bruce Lees....

    Jury acquits Hagerstown man of assault with 'nunchaku'


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    Posted: Friday, September 4, 2015 5:35 pm

    Posted on Sep 4, 2015by Don Aines
    After deliberating for four hours, a Washington County Circuit Court jury on Thursday acquitted a Hagerstown man accused of attacking two people with a mace-like weapon.
    Rodney William Wolfe, 42, of South Potomac Street was found not guilty on two counts each of second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, and one count of carrying a dangerous weapon.
    A Hagerstown police officer went to Locust Point shortly before 2 a.m. on March 22 for a report of “several subjects being chased down the street by another subject” holding what the caller thought were “nunchaku,” a martial-arts weapon consisting of two sticks joined by leather or chain, according to the charging documents.
    A man told the officer he was talking to a woman in Gerbers Alley, when a man from an upstairs apartment yelled at the woman to be quiet, the documents said.
    After an exchange of words, the man in the apartment ran outside with the weapon, which was described by one victim as a spiked ball connected to a stick by a length of chain, the documents said.
    The victims told the officer that the man was swinging the weapon at them and yelling racial epithets at the male. They ran to the male victim’s house, the documents said.
    Don Aines is a reporter for The Herald-Mail. He can be reached via email at dona@herald-mail.com.
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    Peace officer nunchuks

    There's a vid too.

    In Bruce Lee-like move, Northern California police department to adopt nunchakus
    By Veronica Rocha

    Looking for another nonlethal way to take down suspects, the Anderson Police Department decided to go the way of the dragon.

    The police force in the Northern California town of about 10,000 people plans to equip its 20 officers with nunchakus, also known as nunchucks.

    Basically, they’re what martial arts legend Bruce Lee used – besides his fists of fury and feet -- to take down all those bad guys in his movies.

    The police department was looking for a versatile tool that would limit injuries to officers and the people they detained – but that would still be an effective means of subduing an unruly suspect. Anderson’s top brass decided nunchakus were the way to go, said Sgt. Casey Day.

    “It gives us the ability to control a suspect instead of striking them,” he said.

    Of course, if you’ve watched enough Lee movies you’ll notice that he didn’t use nunchakus to pacify his enemies. He beat them up with them. But Anderson police insist they can detain someone with them in a relatively peaceful way.

    Graphic: comparing batons and nunchucks



    On the website of the nunchakus’ manufacturer, Orcutt Police Defensive Systems Inc., the restraint technique is demonstrated. It shows a male officer using the nunchakus to grip the ankle of a man who is kicking his foot toward the officer’s face. The photo also depicts a female officer using them to hold a man’s wrist.



    The weapon, or tool, is often made of two wooden sticks or bars tethered together by a metal chain. (Developed by retired Colorado police Sgt. Kevin Orcutt in the 1980s, the Anderson Police Department's nunchakus are made of a hard plastic connected by a nylon cord designed to wrap around wrists and ankles). Wielded by martial arts experts, nunchakus can be used in complicated motions to fight off attackers. In the movies, including some of Lee’s, the occasional bad guy who gets the bright idea of trying to use it himself usually whacks himself in the face.



    Day was recently certified to train the department’s officers on the proper use of the nunchakus. He wants officers to have another option besides the baton, a traditional impact weapon. Officers won’t be required to use nunchakus, he said. But if officers decide to use them, they must pass a 16-hour training program.

    Day, a 15-year police veteran, said he has given up his baton for nunchakus.

    “I see the value and the safety they bring to me,” he said, adding that nunchakus provide a distance between an officer and a suspect.

    Sure, he was skeptical at first, Day said. But once he used the nunchakus, he was sold.

    The pincher-style nunchakus became popular in the police community in the 1980s, said Greg Meyer, a use-of-force expert and former Los Angeles Police Department training captain. Anaheim, San Diego and the LAPD are just some of the agencies that have used them– at least for a while.

    Some law enforcement agencies stopped using nunchakus when officers improperly used them -- in some cases resulting in broken wrists, he said.

    In 1991, the LAPD agreed to stop using nunchakus at protests– a decision sparked by a federal lawsuit filed by anti-abortion activists.

    The department opted to settle the lawsuit following the March 3 beating of Rodney G. King, which happened that same year. At the time, Deputy City Atty. Jack Brown, who was representing the LAPD, said the department was concerned about the public perception over using nunchakus to subdue people.

    Day hasn’t used his nunchakus, but is confident he will use them properly.

    “I don’t go around looking for trouble,” he said.

    Neither did Bruce Lee.

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    Must add this pic too - it came from the L.A. Times but didn't make the web version and was only picked up by buzzfeed.
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    Nunchuck princess

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